Lightning strike left huge scar down tree

Essex County Standard: Lightening strike left huge scar down tree Lightening strike left huge scar down tree

A mum was amazed to discover a huge scar running down a tree after it was struck by lightning.

Susie Romain, 42, watched Saturday night’s storm from the safety of her home in Cape Close, Prettygate, and thought she had seen lightning strike in a nearby street.

The following day she decided to investigate, while walking her dog, and discovered the scarred tree in an alleyway between Straight Road and Weavers Close in Lexden.

The mum-of-one, who works as a teaching assistant, said: “It was pretty awesome."

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3:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SilverW53 says...

try lightning not lightening, unless it blew the top off the tree, then it would have been lightened.
try lightning not lightening, unless it blew the top off the tree, then it would have been lightened. SilverW53
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5:36pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham says...

oy vey!!!
oy vey!!! Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham
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10:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Fnagster says...

How is this news??

On a more serious note the recent heavy rainfall has made my shrubs wet, I can't believe it they are soaked!
How is this news?? On a more serious note the recent heavy rainfall has made my shrubs wet, I can't believe it they are soaked! Fnagster
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11:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Boris says...

"Awesome"???? Gordon Bennett, are we all Americans now? Just be happy that it hit the tree and not your house. Didn't you know that lightning usually strikes trees?
"Awesome"???? Gordon Bennett, are we all Americans now? Just be happy that it hit the tree and not your house. Didn't you know that lightning usually strikes trees? Boris
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8:12am Wed 29 Jan 14

jammin says...

I think its pretty cool. Local news doesn't always have to be about the high street car ban or park and ride you know.
I think its pretty cool. Local news doesn't always have to be about the high street car ban or park and ride you know. jammin
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